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The Definitive Ranking of Bands From Christian Pop Punk's Glory Days

Looking back at 15 of the late-'90s' best Christian pop punk bands.

Hillsong Goes Hollywood

They’ve sold millions of albums and toured the world. Is Hillsong United ready for the big screen?

15 Ways to Have an Epic Summer

A few ideas to make this your best summer ever.

Darwin, Design, and Phototropism

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Google’s ‘Undo Send’ Feature Is Now Available to Everyone

Inbox by Google, the company’s new and improved email app, is finally out of its invitation-only Beta phase, and is now available to everyone. The service comes with a bunch of cool, enhanced features to make email more organized and intuitive, but perhaps none of the options is more anticipated than the “Undo Send” feature. The new button let’s users recall sent emails moments after they are delivered. Because who hasn’t accidentally hit reply-all with a snarky response to an email chain meant for an individual, or like in Google’s video below, accidentally sent a poorly worded email about an innocent, romantic walk on the beach to someone unintended? ...

WORLD | San Andreas | Alicia Cohn | June 13, 2015

The world is ending, again, but this time The Rock is so well established as the man who can save it, San Andreas spends more time coasting on his reputation

Watch Nachos Become a Sad Casualty of an MLB Foul Ball

If you are attending a Major League Baseball game—especially one in which slugger Prince Fielder is playing—be sure to keep your eyes on the ball at all times. Otherwise, your nachos just may get obliterated by an upper deck bomb like this poor lady ... | 10 ways to keep your evangelistic fire burning hot

Thanks for this good list Greg. I believe #8 is a tough one for atheists to cope with because the natural outcome of their philosophy is that life has no meaning or value. Ironically, James Holmes (theater shooter in Aurora) wrote exactly this statement in his notebook that has now been released (page 6 )

Truthbomb Apologetics: Video: Christian Apologetics by Voddie Baucham, Jr.

Welcome! It's been wisely stated that the way one answers the question, "Is there a God?" defines a life. Here at Truthbomb Apologetics we strive to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever. Critical thinking is strongly encouraged, reason is a must, and all are welcomed!

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Mike Licona debates Bart Ehrman on the reliability of the gospels

Bart Ehrman is well known as a US New Testament Scholar who lost his Christian faith and now questions many core precepts of Christianity, including the Resurrection of Jesus.  When Mike Licona had doubts he devoted himself to investigating the evidence and became convinced that Jesus resurrection is the only rational explanation for the facts.

Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 2015-05-30

1) Were there actually women pastors and bishops in the early church?

A Warning from Canada: Same-Sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights

Americans need to prepare for the same sort of surveillance-society in America if the Supreme Court rules to ban marriage as a male-female institution. It means that no matter what you believe, the government will be free to regulate your speech, your writing, your associations, and whether or not you may express your conscience. Americans also need to understand that the endgame for some in the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power—and the end of First Amendment freedoms.



5 Ways the Bible Supports Feminism

(2) One commenter said that the "subjugation of women by men is part of the curse." No, it's not. Paul said he doesn't allow women to be in authority over men because (a) Adam was formed first, and (b) "Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor." (1 Timothy 2:12-14). If you live long enough with eyes wide open, you will find that Paul's observation is true. Women tend to be gullible and easily beguiled. Women have a role in society, and so do men. The last seven decades in this country has witnessed a marked change in the roles that men and women fit best into. I don't believe a woman is suited to be a general in the military, and I don't believe a man is as well-suited to be a nurse as is a female. I'm speaking in generalities. Women have been actively taking space away from men since feminism reared its ugly head. It seems that wherever two or three men gathered together, feminists were unhappy until they had insinuated a female into the picture. Remember the Citadel and the "heroic" young woman who forced her way in? I submit to you that women have seized more than their fair share of power in this country, and they've done it through feminist agitprop.

The Missionary Life: No Shortcuts

Having grown up facing much affliction, and having learned well the theology of suffering under a sovereign God, I was still naïve to how unrelenting and inexplicable are the trials of the missionary life. If not for the doctrine of God’s wise sovereignty in suffering, I would never have made it. Long-term missions can indeed be a place of excitement and adventure; however, it is also inescapably a place of adversity and barrenness. It is moreover the land of self-emptying and learning to laugh at yourself; learning to think, feel, dream, and reason in a foreign language; learning to enjoy the adopted family of Christ in light of distant relationships back home; learning to keep silent in the face of stiff criticism from those who once supported you; learning to eat the Word of God as your daily food; learning to pray for your wife and children because their lives literally depend upon it; and learning to navigate wisely on the path of self-denial amid a global culture immersed in self-indulgence, self-promotion, and self-preservation.

How to Be Real With God

Thank you for this! I've been struggling with prayer and with church attendance. Lately I feel like I have to put on a mask when I go to church to hide how - and who - I really am. Consequently, I don't feel much like going. I'm sorry that other people struggle with similar situations, but at the same time it's good to know that I'm not alone.


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Why Reality TV Can’t Handle the Josh Duggar Scandal

I didn’t get to speak up to disagree, so I’ll say it here: A good idea in theory, but that’s hugely overestimating the capacity of reality TV. TLC avoided focusing in on the Duggars’ theology during ten seasons of the show. I doubt a network best known for series like Say Yes to the Dress and Toddlers & Tiaras could appropriately portray the complicated factors in child sex abuse, recovery, and restoration—especially in a way that would be healthy for Josh’s victims, who allegedly include some of his younger sisters.

Matt Chandler Apologizes for Lack of Compassion in Church Discipline Cases

"We did not lead Karen and the church to a place conducive to peace, repentance and healing," they wrote in a letter posted online by blogger Matthew Paul Turner. "Please know that we are reaching out to Karen and giving her this apology, and we have also made the decision to move forward in releasing her from membership. We will continue to support her financially through August as we committed, and our hope and prayer for her is that God would guide her to another gospel-believing church, where she can find healing and restoration."

Behind the Bowtie

When he's not serving on the mission field or teaching in the classroom, what exactly does your seminary professor's day look like? One videographer was inspired enough by his instructor to work with the Southern Productions team on this background story featuring Dr. Robert Plummer of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. One part of Dr. Plummer's goal is for his students to leave the classroom saying: "Not only am I equipped for ministry, I LOVE GOD MORE."

As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage - Spectator Blogs

When it comes to law, does one have the option of deciding if it is “right” before one is bound by it? For example: I get stopped for speeding and I tell the police officer that I don’t agree with the “stated” or “posted” speed limit and he has no right to stop me. Or better yet, do I just keep driving and not stop, considering that the police officer has no business with me even though he is “speaking” to me with his actions (sirens and lights)? If this seems absurd, then you must see the connection to the statement of Jesus that there is only one way to the Father…. “I am the way the truth and the life, no one come to the Father except through Me”. Now whether I believe this or not, it is stated (posted, if you will). Do I have the right to believe or not believe this “posting”? If I don’t recognize the law giver, do I have the right to ignore the law? If I didn’t vote for the governor or the judicial system’s members, do I still have to “conform” the their laws? I can’t help but believe that we humans are like ostriches with our heads covered in the hole, denying the reality of what is.

A Requiem for the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts were doomed the moment the national leadership decided to preserve the organization at the cost of the values and ideals that gave it birth. Speaking to a national meeting of Boy Scouts of America leaders, President Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, called for the B.S.A. to abandon its policy of allowing the participation of openly gay scouts, but not the involvement of openly-gay adults.


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10 Things We’ve Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

Good advice! It made me wonder if I could write 30 things I've learned in 30 years of marriage. Someone once asked why so many married people seemed so miserable. The best answer was "Perhaps it’s because so many miserable people are married." Maybe marriage itself is not the problem. But we can be certain that the way one views the nature of marriage will affect how one lives in the relationship of marriage.


When the Gospel is presented boldly and without compromise it will always encounter opposition. In this series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries’ 2000 National Conference, “Upsetting the World,” Sinclair Ferguson, Al Martin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., John Piper, R.C. Sproul, … Learn More

‘You Will Be Made To Care’

You say “soon enough”. Well how soon? Are you willing to put a date on it? And some money behind your prediction? I’ll give you good odds. I’ll give you odds of 100 to 1. I really wish there was a way to set up a betting pool for these kinds of predictions. I’be be a rich man. Not that I can complain now I suppose. I simply do not understand how people can be so confident its the gay thing that’s going to make churches lose their tax exempt status. It ain’t gonna happen. And I’ll put money on it. The supreme court might decide gay people are a protected class. I don’t think they will do so this June. But maybe some day. Even so. Woman are a protected class. and not a single church has lost it’s tax exempt status for not ordaining women. Race is certainly a protected class, and not a single church has lost its tax exempt status for not ordaining black people. or for refusing to perform mixed race marriages. And yet, churches who disagree with the gay thing are going to lose their exemption? It’s ludicrous. Oh, religion and creed are also protected classes.

Christians Have to Stop Blaming Each Other - OnFaith

We talk a lot about church unity. So where is the evidence that we actually want it? If you’re anything like me, you’re as much of the problem as the solution. You love other Christians so long as they make you look good to the world. You lament the divided church, yet you’re quick to speak about the problems you see with other believers. You bemoan the church’s ineffective public witness in a changing culture, yet you offer the same self-congratulatory solution to every new challenge.

Why Are Behaviors the Bible Condemns Considered ‘Morally Acceptable’ by Christians?

There are many reasons that Christians are rejecting Biblical moral norms. Some are merely ignorant about what the Bible teaches while others are clearly in rebellion and willing to pervert or reject God’s Word to gain popularity with the secular culture. In almost all cases, though, the root issue is an unwillingness of Bible-believing Christians to simply state, “You can’t be obedient to Christ and consider behavior he abhors and condemns to be ‘morally acceptable’.” Perhaps it’s because we fear being called “legalists” for standing up for what the Bible teaches. Maybe we believe that people will flee our churches if we require them to adhere to the Bible’s moral commands. Or maybe we are ourselves are too Biblically illiterate to provide counterarguments to the those who claim that the “red letters” in the Bible can be used to justify behaviors that the “black letter” clearly say are sinful. For whatever reason, we are failing to be faithful to Christ and his call to proclaim the gospel when we allow Scripture to be perverted and rejected by those who claim to be our fellow believers.

No Bono, Ireland Didn't Just Make 'Love the Highest Law of the Land' | The Stream

Praising the recent referendum to legalize same-sex marriage in Ireland, Bono exclaimed that the Irish had “made love the highest law of the land.” It was a clever shoehorn of one of their most popular lyrics (from their song, “One”) into the situation, but it happens to be untrue. The Irish did no such thing for all kinds of people who, unlike the gay movement, have no lobbyists, money, politicians or rock stars to carry their water for them. Unless Ireland has now defined sexual deviancy out of existence and polygamy, incest and bestiality are now acceptable, there’s a whole lot of “love” not (yet) recognized as the highest law in the land.

Former House Speaker Indicted, Resigns from Wheaton Advisory Board

Former House Speaker and Wheaton College alumnus Dennis "Denny" Hastert paid $1.7 million in hush money before later lying about it to the FBI, federal prosecutors alleged on Thursday.

Map: The world according to the Islamic State

Within Syria and Iraq, the militants have established 20 different "states." Unlike most of the 10 "wilayats," or states listed above, the Islamic State controls land and has tried to create a government in most of these cities. Note that recent victories over cities like Ramadi aren't included yet as there hasn't been a formal declaration of a state, yet.

WORLD | No way out | Andrée Seu Peterson | June 13, 2015

The de-emphasis on memorization of facts concerns both M. and K.: “Some things [in Common Core] are not developmentally appropriate.” K. worries about the danger of exalting “process” to the downplaying of getting the right answer. She was speaking about math at this point, but I jotted in my notepad: “history teaching/moral equivalency.” The CC way is ramen-in-a-cup, ready-made history units produced by Core-aligned publishers, reducing complicated historical events to packets of three or four selected documents, accompanied by “Guiding Questions.” But who writes the questions?

The Coming ISIS Assault on Saudi Arabia Means Awful Things for Washington

Indeed, one fantastical American belief about the ceaseless power of Riyadh feeds into another fantastical American belief that Tehran wouldn't dare renege on a deal with the United States. This argument coming from some quarters that Tehran can be expected to live up to a nuclear agreement is in some part predicated on this belief that Saudi poses enough of a real and present threat to Iran that the Ayatollah won't do anything too destabilizing. (Help Hezbollah, sure. Bomb Jordan, probably not. Use a nuclear energy agreement to build a bomb, nah.)

My Father Killed My Mother

I tell you my story not so you will say, “Be more like Joel, because he was obedient when God told him to go visit his dad.” I tell you my story not so you will say, “How heart-warming that Joel and his dad reunited.” I tell you my story so that I can also tell you that even amid the brokenness and tragedy of our lives, and our imperfect obedience in response to them, we are nevertheless “more than conquerors” through Christ. His death and resurrection are real and operative not only in the moments of shining redemption, but also in the ugly, painful moments during which we “groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons” (Rom. 8:23).

9 Things You Should Know About Mental Health

In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time set aside to bring the issue of mental health to the attention of the American public. Here are nine things you should know about issues related to mental health:


Anti-intellectualism is not the only danger Christians face. Those who seek to reclaim the Christian mind face the opposite danger—allowing a desire to please God to mutate into pride and a vain desire for worldly respect. In this message, Dr. Steven Lawson explains how we must walk a fine line and never accommodate the gospel in an attempt to please the cultured despisers of Christianity. We have already seen the sad results of a previous attempt to do this in the nineteenth century.

Name a moral action a Christian committed that an atheist can't! - In Christopher Hitchens' book "god is not Great", he challenges Christians to name an ethical statement or action, made or performed by a person of faith, that could not have been made or performed by a nonbeliever. This is hardly a challenge as Dr. William Lane Craig shows. Related: Christopher Hitchens vs William Lane Craig: highlights - William Lane Craig on Christopher Hitchens: post-debate thoughts - William Lane Craig on The God Delusion: We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums:

WORLD | A cautionary tale | Lynn Vincent | May 30, 2015

Nov. 4, 1997, was the day Eric Craig Harrah, an abortion business operator and open homosexual, publicly proclaimed faith in Christ. He walked away from the State College, Pa., abortion mill he operated and, within a week, testified of his conversion in an Assembly of God church. Within two weeks, he was giving his testimony in other churches. Within three months, he was giving interviews to reporters. Within six months, he was on the pro-life speaking circuit, giving talks at fundraising banquets put on by crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). Soon the media divisions of some major Christian organizations were interviewing Harrah and running his conversion story. Rejoice, print and broadcast stories proclaimed: Harrah believes the Bible is true, and that Jesus Christ has saved him.

Twenty Questions to Consider When Watching a Film

These question are based on those in my book, Focus: The Art and Soul of Cinema . They are intended to help you organise your thinking as you watch a film. As well as helping you in your own thinking about movies, these questions also provide a useful framework for group discussions (in a Damaris Film Club , for example).

Bob Goff on Twitter

“ @bobgoff : Grace would climb stairs three at a time to reach us.” Now this is commitment

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“Christianity has loads of denominations. This wouldn’t be the case if it was the one true religion.” A reply.

There is a problem with your argument: it’s just an argument. You seem to have defended the Christian faith without evidence belief. The trouble is that if it is the one true faith Christians should be able to convince the many millions of people that want to believe in the one true god that the Christian god is that god. When your arguments are able to convince believers of gods who are not yours then I will sit up and take notice. Till then you’re just peddling one more god in a long line of pedallers of gods and other ideas that have no credible evidence or reasoned argument.

Crossway on Twitter

Creation was created to be enjoyed. All good things point to our good God.

St Mellitus College on Twitter

It's up! Watch @alisteremcgrath speak on science and faith at St Mellitus College here: … #smcmcd

Ray Comfort on Twitter

This lady stood and weeped for joy that God's word was being preached. -->

Life Without Skinny Jeans: Dare to be Different (Romans 12:2)

WORLD | New York judge considers giving chimps human rights | Sarah Wedel | May 30, 2015

The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit on behalf of the two chimpanzees being kept  for research purposes at Stony Brook University on Long Island. The NhRP is fighting for the chimps to be granted personhood under New York state law and wants the chimps removed from the university to a sanctuary in Florida.

Is the Bible's definition of faith opposed to logic and evidence?

You’re still asking me to have somewhat blind faith in the Bible. Sure, if I believe the Bible already, I can have the kind of faith you are talking about in the things the Bible says – like the words of Peter in Acts for example. But how can I trust that Peter even existed or actually gave that sermon? I first must believe the humans that wrote the Bible somehow heard from God. That’s where the blind faith is required. The main problem for me though is trusting that anything supernatural exists. I was raised in church. I was “saved” at 10. But I cannot honestly say with any certainty that the Holy Spirit is real. I cannot prove that there is anyone guiding me other than my natural brain. I cannot prove with any certainty that prayers are heard or answered. Many prayers are obviously denied if they are heard at all (example – praying for someone to be healed, then they die anyway). What I’m trying to say is there is no evidence that God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit is active today or ever. It all seems to be just made up. And that is a sad realization for me as an old man.

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The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

Saturate: Mission or Community?

Saturate: Mission or Community?

Renewing Your Mind | The Benedictus, Part 2 | May 30, 2015

Beloved for the way in which it highlights Jesus' care for those on the margins of society and for its care in telling the story of our Savior's life and ministry, the gospel of Luke has always been treasured by the Christian church. Dr. Sproul's expositional study of this inspired account of Jesus looks at the significant events of His life and His teachings while unfolding the meaning of both for us today.

Architect of Kathleen Wynne's Ontario Liberal Party sex ed curriculum sentenced for child porn

A reader of the Wintery Knight blog insisted that I write about this story from Canada, and he helped me with all these details of Ontario politics in this post. WARNING: This post contains graphic details of sexual deviancy committed by the Liberal Party of Ontario.

Philip Jenkins on Lost Gospels– Or Don’t Be So Open Minded that Your Brains Fall Out

For a scholar approaching any thing like Lost Gospel, the primary questions concern sources. Is the source credible, and does it have any chance of presenting information that can plausibly be linked to the period in question? That does not necessarily mean that a source about Jesus must have been written in the first century, but can we see any suggestion it preserves older material, so that we can establish a credible chain? In other words, a hypothetical thirteenth century document might contain a fifth century text, which preserved the words of some very early historian writing not long after Jesus’s time. Such a find would be wonderful, and might even revolutionize scholarship. Nothing like that appears in Lost Gospel. If there were the vaguest trace of a smidgeon of a hint of a suspicion that Joseph and Aseneth might have anything like the importance that Lost Gospel claims, someone would have suggested it long ago.

One Reason Why Jesus Cannot be Mythical | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

"Lenny Esposito's work at Come Reason Ministries is an invaluable addition to the realm of Christian apologetics. He is as knowledgeable as he is gracious. I highly recommend booking Lenny as a speaker for your next conference or workshop!"

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Sex, Love, Date takes young adults and those who are leading them into the most sensitive and “touchy” subject of all – how guys and girls connect. This innovative 6 session video series curriculum and workbook features visual stories from the film Old Fashioned (2015) combined with video conversation with nationally recognized speakers Sean McDowell and Tindell Baldwin. In addition to exposing the lies of the hook-up culture, Sex, Love, Date starts faith driven conversations focusing on the sexual tensions, competing voices, hard choices, and specific actions involved in really getting to know another person. In the process, young adults must face the reality of their spiritual identity and how that identity in Christ cannot be separated from other parts of their life. The Sex, Love, Date curriculum is designed to launch across multiple media platforms to small groups and individuals.

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WORLD | Minority authors push for more recognition in publishing industry | Margaret Tazioli | May 30, 2015

Diversity in the publishing world is a hot topic this year at BookCon, a conference of more than 15,000 book lovers in Manhattan.

Renewing the Patriot Farce | Blog & Mablog

This weekend will determine whether or not the metadata collection of the Patriot Act will be renewed. I do not wish to speak to this as any kind of insider, for I clearly am not. Rather I think we all ought to step back and take a look at this from fifty yards away. Let us take an honest look at our corruptocracy, and let us do it from downwind. Let us do this having read the arguments that our Founders appealed to when they first established our liberties.

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52 WORLD | O’Malley launches long-shot primary challenge to Hillary Clinton | Lynde Langdon | May 30, 2015
53 Albert Mohler on Twitter
54 WORLD | Vatican prepares to make climate change policy plan | Kirkland An | May 30, 2015
55 Why did God tell Abraham to kill his son Isaac?
56 WORLD | Yes, feed the homeless. But how? | Marvin Olasky | May 30, 2015
57 In Andrew Walker's office
58 God or Natural Law: A False Dichotomy
59 Southern Evangelical on Twitter
60 Intelligent Design The Future
61 Fasting for a Financially Fit Future (Part 2 of 2)
62 Southern Evangelical on Twitter
63 WORLD | Ethiopia remains peaceful after general elections | Kaylen Tanner | May 30, 2015
64 NCC Q22: Why must the Redeemer be truly human?
65 WORLD | FCC to consider rules blocking robocalls, telemarketers | Onize Ohikere | May 30, 2015
67 Southern Evangelical on Twitter
68 WORLD | Abandonment, adoption, and God’s sovereignty | Dick Peterson | May 30, 2015
69 The importance of having a narrative when confronting the assumption of naturalism
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71 WORLD | New cameras will provide inside look at train safety | Thomas Miller | May 30, 2015
72 WORLD | Botanists bemoan loss of university plant-degree programs | Sarah Wedel | May 30, 2015
73 Cristie JoJohnston on Twitter
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77 Nigerian president vows to destroy Boko Haram – Premier Radio
78 Priest convicted of sexual assualt on a flight – Premier Premier
80 Call for prayer during India heat wave – Premier Radio
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82 Calls to allow Catholic monarchs – Premier Premier
83 Cardinal hopes Pope will "deliver a warning" at Auschwitz – Premier Premier
84 Is Jurassic World Wrong for Portraying Dinosaurs without Feathers
85 Church architecture in national competition – Premier Premier
86 Christian charity worker joins FA cup choir – Premier Premier